You wash your hands twenty times per day, wear a mask when walking outdoors, and put on gloves when touching the elevator button. You believe you have taken every precaution to ensure your own health and safety in these unprecedented times, but are you legally prepared?
We are unfortunately seeing how COVID-19 can affect someone’s health and ability to carry on daily affairs. By executing advance directives today, you can proactively ensure that your financial and health care wishes will be followed in the event you become ill. A Power of Attorney, perhaps the most important legal document, enables someone to make financial decisions for you; a Health Care Proxy, equally as important, enables someone to make health care decisions for you. Combined, these two essential documents are your tools to maintain certainty in uncertain times.
While it is never enjoyable to think about becoming infected and incapacitated, it is now more important than ever to make sure you are protected. Remember – you may not have control over COVID-19, but you have control over your future! Thanks to recent New York State Executive Orders signed by Governor Cuomo, we are now able to prepare and execute these documents virtually for you. So, stay home, finish washing your hands, put on the mask, and let us help you prepare your advance directives!